31 August 2014

IPPFAR External Relations and Advocacy Intern

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s largest non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services. 

It has 6 Regional Offices, (Western Hemisphere based in New York, East and South East Asia and Oceania Region in Malaysia, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in India, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Region in Nairobi, Kenya). The International Secretariat is in London, UK.

The Member Associations are unique in that while being Member Associations of IPPF Africa Region and so members of an international NGO, they are also national organizations with national boards, staff, Constitutions, structures and autonomy.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Africa Regional Office is looking to fill the position of Intern/ Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy (Short – term).

Job Title: Intern / Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy

Department: External Relations 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Responsible to: Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy

Job Purpose: The Intern / Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy will support the External Relations and Advocacy Division in successfully implementing its goals. 

He/she is in cooperation with the Senior Manager and Communications Advisor responsible for the development and the implementation of one or several specific advocacy areas or projects

Key Tasks

  • Support the development and implementation of ERAs projects and events
  • Observe and analyse global and regional political processes in close cooperation with ERA team members and support the implementation of a communication strategy targeting key decision makers at different levels to effect desirable change
  • In agreement with the supervisor representing IPPFAR towards external stakeholders in the context of the areas of responsibility, like being member of working groups etc
  • Support the External Relations and Advocacy Team in preparing strategic recommendations to advance IPPFAR work
  • Support the External Relations Team in preparing regular reports, schedules and speeches according to IPPFAR guidelines and procedures
  • To support and guide on any relevant strategic opportunity and direction that may contribute to improve IPPFAR visibility and leadership.
  • To support in documentation, analysis and dissemination of internal and external information and best practices and coordinate the development of publicity materials online and in printed formats t support IPPF AR activities
  • Undertake any other duties that might be assigned his/her supervisor 


a) staff responsibilities carried by the job holder
  • None
b) Policies, plans. Programme and Financial responsibilities
  • Ensuring adherence to IPPFAR and ARO policies, values, procedures, rules and regulations and any other agreement between IPPFAR and partners.
  • Responsible for compiling and submitting to his/her supervisor the planned activities, budget and monitoring expenditure.
c) Advisory responsibilities carried by the job holder
  • The job holder advises the Head-ERA/SMT on any issues that may contribute to improve IPPFAR visibility and leadership in Africa.

Education & Qualifications

  • Relevant degree with experience in Documentation, Communications and/or Public Relations  

Professional Experience

  • Progressive working experience in Public Health and/or Reproductive Health


  • Fully conversant with use of new technology for communications and outreach, including the web and multimedia tools
  • Interpersonal and management skills
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French and Portuguese is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills,
  • Innovations in communication and marketing 

Personal Competence

  • Subscribe to IPPF’s Policies, Mission, Vision, and values and IPPFAR’s, Procedures, rules and regulations
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel
  • Focus on continuous improved results/performance Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours

How to Apply

Interested persons should submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to: hroffice@ippfaro.org

Closing date: 05 Sep 2014

Energy Regulatory Commission Internship, Attachment and Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is inviting interested candidates from recognized universities and colleges to apply for three months’ internship, industrial attachment and apprenticeship placement in the Financial Year 2014/2015, that is, from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015.

Candidates will be placed in the following Departments or Sections:
  • Economic Regulation
  • Legal Affairs
  • Human Resources & Administration
  • Procurement
  • Finance & Strategic Planning
  • Internal Audit
  • Petroleum
  • Electricity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Information Communication & Technology
  • Environment Health & Safety
  • Communications and Public Affairs
  • Registry

An application letter, attaching the following:
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • A valid copy of student accident cover will be required when starting the internship;
  • University/college transcripts ( for students who have completed);
  • Recommendation for attachment letter from the learning institution; and
  • A photo copy of the national identity card.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications to the address below at any time of the year indicating the preferred period of internship.

Director General,
Energy Regulatory Commission
Eagle Africa Centre,
Longonot Road, Upperhill
Box 42681, - 00100,

Email: info@erc.go.ke

EAGC Administration Graduate Interns

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya with country offices in Uganda and Tanzania. 

Our members are key stakeholders and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and processors drawn from within and outside the East Africa States. 

Our core mandate is to develop and promote orderly structured marketing systems and provide market information for grains so as to reduce transaction costs and eliminate barriers’ to regional trade

Reporting to the Country Program Managers in Uganda and Tanzania, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Keeping the reception area clean and tidy at all times
  • Delivering excellent customer service.
  • Dealing with all enquiries in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail.
  • Receiving incoming calls and making outgoing calls.
  • Receiving incoming mail and dispatching outgoing mail.
  • Maintaining a mailing list/directory for regular circulars and communication
  • Maintaining and updating the suppliers and service provider’s database.
  • Receiving visitors and directing visitors to relevant offices after clearance.
  • Maintaining an updated filing system.
  • Providing support in secretarial duties e.g. typing.
  • Providing support in the procurement of services.
  • Providing support in organization activities e.g. business fair, summit, conferences, field events.
  • Organizing travel logistics for staff e.g. booking tickets and hotel accommodation
  • Reporting any maintenance issues immediately including all furniture, fittings and equipment in the office.

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Computer literate.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity.
  • Highly organized.
  • Capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.
If your background and competence match the above specifications, please send your application demonstrating how your qualifications and experience matches our requirements. 

It should include an updated C.V., your current remuneration package, valid email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to: hr@eagc.org copied to: dkiai@eagc.org by 12th September 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Sales & Marketing Intern

Our client, a short term finance company, is looking for qualified interns to join their sales and marketing team.   

These interns should be outgoing, personable and prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Research and identify sales prospects.
  • Contact the sales prospects through phone calls and e-mail.
  • Collect prospect contacts of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Current University and College Students – Business related studies
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn.
  • Self-motivated, independent, quick learner
  • Result oriented with demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Able to achieve given targets
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multitask
  • Passionate with a great attitude
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
To apply for this job click on this link http://ow.ly/y4cuh and fill out the application form; all applicants should clearly indicate position applied for.

NOTE: Applications without Curriculum Vitae will not be reviewed.

Deadline for Application is on September 14th 2014

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

IFRC Emergency Operations Support Intern - Nairobi

Classification Level: N/A
Organizational Unit / Duty Station: Operations Unit, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya - Africa Zone.
Immediate Supervisor’s Title: Regional Operations Coordinator
Duration of internship: 6 months

Organizational context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Regional Office in Nairobi supports Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies in 15 countries across East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. 

The East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands (EAIOI) regional office is sharing premises with the IFRC Africa Zone office.

The Regional office operations unit supports national societies in disaster response. 

The current crisis in South Sudan has countries for a large part of the region and the regional office is active in responding to this disaster as well as other emergencies such as flooding, drought, mudslides, disease outbreaks, etc. across the region. 

The regional operations unit currently consists of a Regional Operation Coordinator and two regional Disaster Management Delegate. 

The Operations Unit works closely with the IFRC regional office technical teams within Watsan, Health, Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Preparedness, Food security and Beneficiary Communications as well as with the IFRC Africa Zone Disaster Management Unit.

Strategy 2020 of the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) places emphasis on developing a culture of active engagement with, and transparent accountability to the communities that we serve and work with. 

One approach towards improving our effectiveness and building greater accountability in programme delivery is to develop a more systematic and coordinated approach towards communicating with ‘at-risk’ and ‘disaster-affected’ communities.

Internship Purpose

 The role of the operational support intern is to provide support to the emergency operations unit at the IFRC Regional Office in Nairobi.

The intern will support the coordination of timely, efficient and effective IFRC support to National Societies that are dealing with the impact of the population movement within and from South Sudan, as well as other sudden and slow onset disasters and crises events.
The intern will report on a day to day basis to the IFRC Regional Operations Coordinator. A mid-term evaluation will be held between the intern and the Regional Ops Manager. 

Based on the performance and the interests of the intern the case-load of tasks and responsibilities will be re-assessed during the mid-term evaluation

Internship duties and responsibilities
  • Assist the Operations Unit with daily support to emergency operations.
  • Collect data and information from emergency response operations and provide a regional overview by the use of tool already existing, and by supporting the development of new management and planning tools.
  • Assist with planning and development of DREF and Emergency appeals processes
  • Support monitoring of emergency operations through use of IFRC tools
  • Support the development of a functional information management system in support of operations management
  • Assist with formulation of relevant operational reports including report writing
  • Support with the rapid deployment of delegates, RDRT, FACT or ERU’s
  • Support to administrative and financial management functions of the Operation unit
  • Preparations for operations meetings, note taking
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the supervisor, including operations coordination tasks, in support of the objectives of the Regional Operations Coordination Unit.
Duties applicable to all interns
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager
Intern Position Requirements
  • A university degree in a relevant area
  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Relevant experience working or interning with a humanitarian organization
  • RC/RC experience
Knowledge and Skills
  • Able to take initiative and to deliver on very short deadlines  
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)
  • Good understanding of humanitarian or development sector

  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of French or Arabic
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • National Society and Customer Relations
  • Building Trust
  • Empowering Others
Submission of applications:
Applications should be submitted by email to: hr.eastafrica@ifrc.org to be received not later than 8th September 2014.

Kindly note that due to the large volumes of applications received;
  • Only e-mail applications will be accepted
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

25 August 2014

Intern PHP Developer / Graphics Designer

Company: Blue Webs Africa 

Educational Qualification

  • Bsc Computer science (you don’t necessarily need a CS degree (although clearly, that helps), just be smart).


  • Hands-on web development experience. Programming experience using PHP/MySQL required.

If you want apply for Blue Webs Africa Recruitment 2014 intern, send Your Resume/CV to : hr@bluewebsafrica.co.ke

Internships For University Graduates - Sales and Marketing at Maneno world

The company is a youth audience marketing agency operating in Schools. A few opportunities have arisen for university graduates keen to acquire practical sales & marketing skills for a competitive edge as future business leaders. 

The Challenge

The opportunity involves visiting schools in designated areas to market, deliver and carry out experiential activities for premium brands targeting schools and colleges.
A performance based remuneration plus transport allowances are given to the right candidates. The standard length of the internship is between three and six months

Required attributes:
  • Impressive academic credentials
  • Leadership & team playing skills
  • Practical, resilient & result oriented
  • Impeccable integrity

Applications should include the following information:
  • Name of the preferred work station (County, district & constituency)
  • Names of not less than 30 primary Schools (20 Private and 10 Public) you would hope to target. You should also know their physical locations or how you can reach them.
  • Desired length of the internship experience in Months

A formal interview and induction will only be conducted with shortlisted applicants.
Please send your application & references to : kazi@manenoworld.com